Personalized Mugs {filled with my favorite Steak Soup} YUM!

Hello Friends!

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas, often we need an easy last minute gift idea…or, at least, I do!


Or if you are like me, you have all these lofty plans to finish umpteen homemade gifts before Christmas…and Christmas kind of sneaks up…


Today, I am going to share a Two-in-One gift…

Personalized mugs- so easy!


A gift they can keep…


And a yummy gift they can enjoy. right. then!

Steak Soup and Cake Cornbread- the best I have tried!

So simple. So Yummy.  I LOVE gifts like these…Who wouldn’t like a delicious homemade dinner?


How I did it…

All I did was cut out a cute little image out of vinyl with my Cricut and adhered it to these Awesome oversized red mugs I picked up at the Dollar Tree.  Easy and inexpensive!  If you do not have access to a vinyl cutting machine, there are so many cool vinyl chalkboard labels in the craft stores that would work perfectly.


Then, I made a double batch of our Family Favorite Steak Soup and Cake Cornbread Muffins.  A batch for us and a batch to share.

And Lucky You…I’m sharing both recipes in a new format…Print away and Enjoy!


Family Favorite Steak Soup
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  1. 2 lbs. sirloin, cut into 1 in. pieces (or smaller)
  2. ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  3. 2-3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  4. 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  5. 4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  6. 4 stalks celery with leaves, thinly sliced
  7. 3 potatoes, cubed
  8. 3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  9. 8 c. beef broth
  10. 1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen corn, thawed
  11. 2 c. frozen petite peas, thawed
  1. Heat 1 Tbsp butter in large skillet over med-high heat. Add meat and brown on all sides.
  2. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter over med-high heat in large dutch oven or stock pot. Add onions, carrots, celery and potatoes and sauté until onions are fragrant and vegetables begin to soften, about 5 min.
  3. Stir in flour and cook veggies for another 2-3 min. Gradually stir in the broth and heat, stirring until mixture comes to a boil.
  4. Cover and cook on low until meat and potatoes are tender. Remove lid and stir in corn and peas.
  5. Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes before serving. Just long enough to heat up the peas and corn.
  6. Enjoy!
  1. - Goes well with cornbread muffins as a side.
  2. - Lesser expensive cuts of meat work too.
  3. - This serves our family of 5 two meals. I freeze half for another day.

Cake Cornbread
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  1. 1 box yellow cake mix
  2. 1 box cornbread mix
  3. ½ cup oil
  4. 2/3 cup water
  5. 2/3 cup milk
  6. 2 eggs
  1. Mix together with electric mixer until combined.
  2. Pour into greased 13x9 pan or muffin tin.
  3. Bake according to cake mix directions.
  4. Enjoy!
  1. -I like to sprinkle crystal sugar on the top before baking…Makes the crust so yummy!
  2. -Goes great with Family Favorite Steak Soup.
Adapted from from a Scrapbook Friend
Adapted from from a Scrapbook Friend
This is a great gift idea for a neighbor, teacher or just someone who needs you to make their day!  I know my day would be made if someone surprised me with dinner!


Looking for other Christmas Ideas…Head over to my Christmas Project Gallery



Happy Day!


Sharing with…Tatertots & Jello, Just a Girl and Her Blog


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